This summer, Aero Club Albatross will host a Little Guys Meet, and Regional competition at Grimes Airport on July 17-19, July 24-26 to promote soaring, cross-country flying, and glider racing.
The meet will encourage everyone to fly. Pilots are welcome to fly club and personal gliders locally, OLC, or in an organized competition. Two-seat gliders will offer cross-country instruction.
Grimes is an excellent competition site due to its landability, facilities, camping grounds, and supportive airport management. It is centrally located for many clubs, including PGC, MASA, Beltzville, Penn State, Front Royal, ACA, and Brandywine.
The event will be anchored around a Silver and Gold class competition. The Gold Class will be an SSA sanctioned Sports Class regional competition. The competition days will be on July 18-19 and July 24-26, with July 17th as the Practice Day. During the week, there will be tow and winching operations available. Tows will be available for everyone after the grid has launched, for pilots who would simply like to fly locally or OLC.
During the weekends, we will have planned educational events, including a lecture series for pilots to learn about soaring techniques. On both Saturdays, we are planning social events such as a Club Cookout, when all our friends from all our neighboring clubs will be invited for a spectacular picnic!
The competition is in the process of being officially sanctioned in the next several weeks. Once sanctioned, you can officially sign up!
Check this page periodically for updates regarding this exciting event!
Turnpoint File (02/18/2020 May be updated!): Little Guys Meet